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"Pre-Columbian explorations": v. 1, p. 59-132
I. Aboriginal America.--II. Spanish explorations and settlements in America from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century.--III. English explorations and settlements in North America, 1497-1689.--IV. French explorations and settlements in North America, and those of the Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedes, 1500-1700.--V. The English and French in North America, 1689-1763.--VI-VII. The United States of North America [1763-1850].--VIII. The later history of British, Spanish, and Portuguese America